How much do we love indoor plants right now? Let me count the ways. Not only do our fave indoor plants make boring interiors shine, they require (close to) zero attention and they don’t break the bank, meaning you can buy all the succulents.
Because our Insta feed tells us that no stylish office, kitchen, living room or bedroom is complete without the inclusion of a fiddle leaf fig or rubber plant, we’ve tracked down where to buy the best indoor plants in Brisbane. Let the obsession continue. Just try not to kill them, ok?
For an all-encompassing foliage experience, step into this nursery to truly leave this world and enter the modern-day garden of Eden. Eden Gardens is home to common and rare plants alike, and all are welcome to attend their many workshops to learn more about terrariums, sustainability, and general plant care. Leave with a cup of joe from their Dragonfly Café and as many plants as your heart desires, and in no time you will have a green thumb.
Wander down to the Brisbane Marketplace on a warm Saturday morning to grab some fresh produce, fresh bread and your morning coffee. Something you won’t be able to resist adding to your shopping bag here is their array of vibrant leafy plants. Get in early to get the best pick of their cacti, jade plants and fiddle leaf figs.
Mappins Nursery & Aquarium
Located conveniently close to the West End Markets is the one and only Mappins Nursery & Aquarium, the place to snatch up high quality indoor plants. Specialising in cacti and succulents, Mappins has some weirdly wonderful options that will take your interiors game to the next level. If you’re game, the sculptural ‘Medusa’s Head’ cacti is a showstopper.
Brookfield Garden Centre
The Brookfield Garden Centre is one of the prettiest nurseries in Brisbane and offers a whole host of great indoor plants and gorgeous pots. But its biggest drawcard is that you can pair your plant shopping with delicious brunch at the enchanted Wild Canary café, less than 100 metres away.
When it comes to selecting indoor plants that cannot be killed even by the most amateur black thumb, Oxley Nursery has got you covered. From yellow leaf succulents to prosperity-bringing money plants, their drought-proof plant selection is sure to put any first-time plant owner to a good start.
Cottage Garden Nursery
Cottage Garden Nursery on Stanley Street in the Gabba is one of the cutest spots to shop for plants in town. With a beautiful selection of indoor plants, this could be the place to pick up your newest green baby with a variety of plants that can work inside. Once you’ve finished your shopping, reward yourself with a stop at cute café The Smug Fig next door.
Oasis Plant Nursery
The Oasis Plant Nursery in Kelvin Grove is a green space to get absolutely lost in. Wander down the myriad of tranquil paths and who knows what you’ll come across. We love the amazing bonsai selection alongside the interesting variety of indoor plants.
City Farm Nursery
City Farm Nursery know plants. These guys are fully organic, and run on permaculture principles. Not sure what that means? Same. But hey, we do know that all seedlings and plants from City Farm Nursery are grown from open pollinated, heirloom seeds raised in their own mix of soil. Let’s just say that know quite a lot about plants. Hit them up for veggie seedlings, herbs, bush tucker and native plants, plants that bees and butterflies will love, and more!
Arc + Family
Helping us all attain all the beautiful things is James Street plant shop, Arc + Family. Right in the heart of James Street in Fortitude Valley, this gorgeous store is beautiful for bulk ‘gramming ops. Not only will you find an array of plants here, but Arc + Family sells gorgeous hand-painted pots, as well as plant stands, candles, terrariums and an excellent selection of homewares. It’s the homeware obsession you never knew you had.
Fortitude Valley and Rocklea
Aside from market-priced flowers, Flower Lovers offer a curated selection of succulents and cacti already housed in adorable little pots and ready to bring some much needed life into your home. To say we love this place is a slight understatement.
The Plant Lounge
Turn your bedroom, bathroom and pretty much your entire house into a nursery with the help of The Plant Lounge. Located in Nundah, The Plant Lounge's mission is for every living space to include indoor plants. They'll not only help you choose your new leafy friends based on your style and décor, but using serious plant science (it's a thing) and research, they'll also help you make the most of your plant babies to benefit your health and theirs.
The Jungle Collective
If jungle vibes inside a bohemian-style warehouse sounds like your ideal outing, The Jungle Collective is the pop-up indoor plant sale of your dreams. This monthly greenery-filled market stocks 100s of weird and wonderful species, along with major plant style inspiration and even jungle themed music to create the ultimate plant paradise. Check out their Facebook page for upcoming event dates.
The Soul Pantry
Plants, classes and a cafe—what could be better? That’s exactly what The Soul Pantry offers. A visit to the Stafford spot will help you deck your halls with plenty of greenery. As well as a range of indoor leafy beauties, along with pots to put them in, you'll also find flowers of both the fresh and dried variety (for those who love nature, but know that keeping something alive is beyond too much responsibility). There are a bunch of workshops on offer here too, so you can learn about everything from terrariums to living with plants in peace and harmony.
All The Green Things
This West End store stocks a sizeable range of gorgeous green goodies. However, plants aren't the only attraction at All the Green Things. While you're taking a relaxing stroll, perusing the shelves and looking at everything from hardy favourites to rare varieties, you may also have an absolute #blessed moment of meeting the shop's resident dog, Ruby. In fact, if you're as much a canine enthusiast as you are a plant one, you'll be able to stock up on pet-friendly greenery. Not to mention there’s some adorable animal-shaped planters and pots here.
Plant Factory Outlet
Searching for your next statement piece of greenery to brighten up your living room? Or looking to fill that empty-looking garden of yours? Lucky for you, you’ll discover a solution to both scenarios at Willawong's Plant Factory Outlet, while getting a bang for your buck too. In addition to the great name and a massive array of pots, the adjacent business also boasts everything from statues and planters to bird baths and water features.
Looking to take your plant obession out into the outdoors? Find our favourite flower walks in around Brisbane here.
Image credit: Eden Gardens, Grace Elizabeth Images